Dying Man Gasps “I Hate Obamacare” As His Last Words





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It’s official: Obamacare is burying America.

Thousands of people who once had health insurance are now uninsured. In fact, Obamacare has canceled more healthcare policies than it has written.

Meanwhile, job creation is way down; and the only new jobs out there are mostly part-time and low wage. Ask any business leader “why?” and they’ll point to Obamacare.

Zerohedge.com reports that, “In January 2009, the number of ‘officially unemployed’ workers plus the number of Americans ‘not in the labor force’ was sitting at a grand total of 92.6 million. Today, that number has risen to 102.2 million. That means that the number of working age Americans that are not working has grown by close to 10 million since Barack Obama first took office.”

On top of that, security experts have concluded that Healthcare.gov is a hacker’s dream. If you want to suffer identity theft, a good plan is to enter all your personal information on the government’s Obamacare website.

But don’t worry… Capitol Hill’s brightest minds are on the case!

Just ask New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who told “Meet the Press” last month: “The president is working to fix it; we’re working in the Senate to fix it; we urge our Republican colleagues to join us in fixing it.”

Or are they? According to a report in The Weekly Standard, “Plans to fix Obamacare haven’t even been discussed at weekly Democratic Senate caucus meetings.”

They’ve “never talked about it in the caucus,” said Senator Pat Leahy.

Well, it’s pretty difficult to fix something if you don’t talk about how to fix it!

The problems keep getting worse each day; but our leaders in Washington – who have conveniently exempted themselves (or, in the case of Congress, given themselves special subsidies) – ignore the problems and hope they’ll go away. I guess it’s easy to look the other way when you’re immune to the trauma.

Who Needs Security?

Yet the recent revelation from security expert Kevin Mitnick regarding Healthcare.gov’s security flaws is even more damaging.

Before becoming a legitimate professional, Mitnick was once known as “Condor,” one of America’s most dreaded hackers and the most-wanted cyber criminal in America. He actually spent five years in prison, including 4.5 years before he even received a trial!

Amazingly, Mitnick also endured eight months in solitary confinement because U.S. government officials convinced a judge that Mitnick could “start a nuclear war by whistling into a payphone.”

But today, Mitnick runs his own firm, Mitnick Security Consulting, which helps companies assess their security protocols.

After analyzing the Healthcare.gov website, Mitnick concluded that, “It’s shameful [that] the team that built the Healthcare.gov site implemented minimal, if any, security best practices to mitigate the significant risk of a system compromise.”

In a letter to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Mitnick wrote, “After reading the documents provided by David Kennedy that detailed numerous security vulnerabilities associated with the Healthcare.gov website, it’s clear that the management team did not consider security as a priority.”

David Kennedy, the CEO and Founder of TrustedSec LLC, backed up those comments when he testified before the committee.

Kennedy calls himself a “white hat hacker,” or someone who hacks to fix security issues. Amazingly, Kennedy believes that the Healthcare.gov website “may have already been hacked.”

But in spite of its myriad problems, Obamacare stumbles forward.

Republicans, under the leadership of John Boehner and Paul Ryan, continue to pour taxpayer dollars into this Frankenstein program. In fact, it’s Paul Ryan’s own $1.1-trillion Congressional 2014 fiscal budget that’s keeping Obamacare alive.

If ever there was an example of fiddling while Rome burns, we’re watching it. Such is the fate of being ruled by leaders who could care less about real people.

 

This commentary originally appeared at CapitolHillDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission. 





The Genius of Paul Ryan





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A new bipartisan budget deal was just announced this past Tuesday. The basic premise of the deal is to fund the government and avoid any partial shutdowns for the next two fiscal years leading up to the 2016 elections.

Fiscal conservatives are obviously up in arms about the fact that some of the sequester cuts are being rolled back over the course of the next two years to the tune of $63 billion. However, since the original sequester was for $85 billion, it seems that the fiscal conservatives are still getting something out of the deal.

The real genius of the deal is in the impact it will have on the 2014 mid-term elections.

As I had mentioned in an earlier article, shutting down the government did not poll well with ordinary Americans. With this deal, the government will be fully funded and operational for two years, which eliminates the chance of Democrats campaigning on “the sequester costing jobs” (even though that was actually by Obama’s mandate to make it “hurt” as much as possible).

Instead, Republicans can claim to be the party that is intent on working for all Americans. They have brokered a deal – not Obama, who once again sat on the sidelines taking “selfies” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service – and showed the capability to govern a country that has been torn apart by Democratic partisanship for the past five years.

When the Republicans passed this bill in the House, they have once again done something neither Obama nor Harry Reid has done since 2009 – passed an actual budget. The major difference is that this one already has a Democrat as a co-sponsor in the Senate.

Republicans can lay claim to owning this deal while Obama and Reid can do nothing but nod and rubber stamp it. Otherwise, they will be the ones to shut down the government in January. They will be the ones to continue the sequester “that will costs jobs.” If the deal actually does reduce the deficit by $20-$23 billion, then that is a step in the right direction (albeit a small one), which fiscal conservatives need to be onboard with.

In terms of the political genius of this deal, the Republicans have a chance to remove a campaign issue and still get a small reduction in the deficit at the same time. This deal allows Republicans to focus the mid-term elections on Obamacare, which is the gift that keeps on giving. Finally, if this deal is a springboard to the Republicans re-taking the Senate while maintaining control of the House, it will put Obama in a box focusing on defending Obamacare until the end of his presidency.

So for that, Paul Ryan, I say thank you!





Video: Congressman: Budget Deal Violates My Principles





Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) wants to be supportive of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget deal he negotiated with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), even though it raises federal spending beyond the $967 billion limit set by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA). Gohmert told CNSNews.com, “He says it doesn’t violate our principles – but it violates the previous agreement we had. And that’s kinda part of my principles.”





Cruz Tops GOP’s Presidential Wish List





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A recent Public Policy Polling report indicates the political star of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, continues to ascend in light of his marathon speech railing against ObamaCare. When asked whom they would most like to see emerge as the 2016 presidential candidate, more Republicans chose Cruz than any other politician.

Considering the agency’s polling also shows the GOP overwhelmingly approves of a government shutdown in the fight to de-fund the healthcare law, Cruz’s relentless support of that position has likely aided in his recent popularity spike.

Cruz now leads his closes competitor, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., by three points, representing an eight-point gain in support for the Cuban-American conservative. Among the als0-rans named in the poll are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who received 14 percent of the respondents’ support, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 11 percent. One in 10 gave a nod to either Sen. Marco Rubio or Rep. Paul Ryan.

Among those who identify as very conservative, the disparity between potential candidates was more pronounced. Cruz ran away with the win in that contest, attracting twice as much support as his nearest rival Paul.

Another positive trend for the Republican’s conservative base is found in the level of trust the party has in Cruz. Compared to Senate Minority Leader and political squish Mitch McConnell, the GOP trusts Cruz more by a margin of 49 to 13. Respondents embraced similar confidence in Cruz when compared to both House Speaker John Boehner and former presidential candidate John McCain.

These results are encouraging as many frustrated Republicans have long lamented the absence of strong conservative leadership within the party. After a strong Senate win, beating an established candidate in Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Cruz has not shied away from sometimes difficult political battles.

His dedication and resiliency has apparently gained traction as polling shows him to be — at least for now — the clear leader of the Republican party. While that undoubtedly frustrates the career politicians who value compromise over principle, Cruz’s unique style is a breath of fresh air for the American people.

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Republican Treachery As Amnesty Draws Near

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“Stand Up; You Look Pathetic” is great advice from Mike Ditka, but eight turncoats in the House of Representatives must not be watching his ads on Sports Central.  Led by Paul “Loser” Ryan, these top Republicans are “conspiring with Obama on Amnesty for Illegals” according to the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC.  The following turncoats will look to turn the tide in an October surprise that will drop conservatives on their heads and if not stopped will push amnesty through before the 2014 election cycle heats up!  What is so upsetting is “that many of these turncoats have campaigned on promises to oppose Amnesty.”

Contact this gang of eight NOW, before they return to Congress at the end of August:  Paul Ryan (R-WI) 202-225-3031; Ted Poe (R-TX) 202-225-6565; John Carter (R-TX) 202-225-3864; Sam Johnson (R-TX) 202-225-4201; Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) 202-225-4211; John Boehner (R-OH) 202-225-2815; Eric Cantor (R-VA) 202-225-2815; and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)  202-225-5431.  The toll free number is 877-762-8762.  Better still, make a trip to their home offices in August to tell them in person how illegal immigration takes away jobs for American citizens, and how illegal immigration hurts all of us.

Hard to understand here are the actions of the three Texans.  A Lone Star State source tells CiR that long lines of mail boxes line the Texas/Mexican border; and each month, the paychecks from US companies are picked up by Mexican citizens who quickly cross, grab their American dollars, and go back into legal territory.  “Those pregnant women will literally crawl across the border to have their babies on American soil,” the source says.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (608-266-1212) “is planning on using his big list of Tea Party supporters to run for President while supporting amnesty” says AliPac.  These 12-20 million illegal aliens will form a voting bloc that will perform for the Democrats by an 8 to 1 margin, according to Pew Research.  Any border enforcement or entitlement reform now will become impossible as Americans will be forced to pay for another country’s failure to take care of its own (and for the Obama administration’s failure to begin charity at home.)

Fox News investigations are revealing the scam being used to turn illegals loose in primarily the states of California, Texas, and Florida.  By using the phrase “credible fear of persecution,” illegals gain housing in a hotel paid for by US taxpayers as they ostensibly wait for immigration hearings.  They are being released into the general population to make room for new illegals also fleeing possible “persecution” from drug cartels or whatever.  Many just don’t bother to show up for the legal process, but do manage to continue working and exporting American dollars south of the border.

What is so despicable here is that the so-called Republican House leadership appears to be under the covers with their leader in the Senate, Marco “speaks-with-forked-tongue” Rubio, who authored the Senate gang of eight immigration bill.  Unless the American people step up to the plate here in these next critical weeks and show up at town hall meetings and local offices, we’ll be snookered again by the Republicans we elected to represent us.